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December 12, 2018 5:47 PM Joel Matip: Liverpool defender out for up to six weeks with fractured collarbone

Liverpool defender Joel Matip could be out for up to six weeks as he needs surgery on a fractured collarbone suffered in the 1-0 win against Napoli. The 27-year-old landed awkwardly in the closing stages of Tuesday's Champions League game and was taken to hospital. Liverpool are already without defender Joe Gomez, who fractured his leg against Burnley 8

December 7, 2018 9:10 AM Manchester United will pay £40m for Pochettinho

Having left Southampton for Spurs with barely a glance back over his shoulder and a toodle-oo, you wouldn’t bet against Mauricio Pochettino leaving his current club in the not too distant future. Real Madrid are favourites to recruit Pochettinho – a likelihood that will only increase should Spurs defeat Barcelona in their must-win Champions League match 6

December 6, 2018 4:30 PM Joe Gomez: Liverpool defender out for up to six weeks with fractured leg

Liverpool defender Joe Gomez could be out for six weeks after fracturing his left leg during Wednesday's victory over Burnley. The 21-year-old England international was taken off after 23 minutes following a challenge with Clarets captain Ben Mee. Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp complained about Burnley's tackling during the 3-1 Premier League win at Turf Moor. A Liverpool 7

December 6, 2018 11:41 AM Spurs balls: falling crowds should worry club

As Spurs continue to build their new municipal stadium, news is that the Premier League’s highest-placed London club’s victory over Southampton was watched by 33,012. Mauricio Pochettino, the Spurs manager, says: “We cannot ask more of our fans.” Not the ones that turn up, no. But surely the relatively small crowd in a cavernous Wembley Stadium is a worry 12

December 2, 2018 11:04 AM Transfer balls: David de Gea makes Manchester United sweat

Should David de Gea leave Manchester United for Paris St-German, the Red Devils will splash out £70m on Everton’s England international Jordan Pickford, 24. If he’s worth that much it makes you wonder at De Gea value in the open market – twice that; three times? The Sunday Mirror counters earlier news that United’s best player had agreed new contract 7

November 30, 2018 9:40 PM Man City, Chelsea and more Premier League clubs trolled for LGBT support

Premier League football clubs—including Manchester City, Chelsea, and Arsenal—have faced online homophobic abuse for showing support for Stonewall’s pro-LGBT+ Rainbow Laces campaign on social media. Some 16 out of the 20 Premier League clubs—also including Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City—backed LGBT+ equality in football by posting rainbow-themed 15

November 29, 2018 12:38 PM Jofra Archer could play for England next year after ECB changes residency rules

Some overseas cricketers will be eligible to play for England after living in the country for three years under new rules coming in on 1 January. The updated England and Wales Cricket Board rules mean, for example, that Sussex all-rounder Jofra Archer will be eligible to play for England next year. Archer was born in Barbados but has an English father 12

November 26, 2018 3:59 PM Rainbow Laces campaign: How it’s changing sports like football

Rainbow Laces is a campaign promoting LGBT+ equality within sports (like football and rugby) as homophobia, biphobia and transphobia remain an underlying issue. All around the UK, people are wearing rainbow-coloured shoelaces to show their support for LGBT+ people in sports. Dozens of football and rugby stars, such as players and managers, have taken 13

November 12, 2018 5:19 PM Samir Nasri set for Premier League return with West Ham after doping ban

Ex-Manchester City star Samir Nasri is likely to be offered a contract by West Ham worth £80,000 a week, Sky News understands. It is understood the Frenchman, who is about to return to football following an 18 month doping ban, is currently undergoing a medical at the London club. Nasri, 31, was suspended from playing after breaking drug rules by having 12

November 9, 2018 6:58 PM Leicester City owner to get statue outside King Power Stadium after fatal helicopter crash

As the club prepares for an emotional return to the King Power Stadium, it reveals that a statue to Khun Vichai will be built. The tribute is confirmed in the programme for the Foxes' first home game since the tragedy. Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha's son, known to fans as "Top", writes: "I plan to commission a statue of my father, for outside King Power Stadium 14